Board of Directors
Julie Wheeler, President/Director
Born and raised in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon – Julie started her career as an Occupational Health and Safety Manager in the 1980s working for the Forest Service. In ’95 switched agencies to work with BLM. During her career she participated in wildland fire and other disaster assignments as an Incident Medical Specialist, Medical Unit Leader and a Critical Incident Stress Debriefer. In 2004 she moved to Alaska where she worked for both the Alaska Fire Service and later for US Fish and Wildlife. Living and working in Alaska was the highlight of her career. In conjunction with her federal service, Julie worked in Emergency Management Services. She spent 19 years involved with Applegate Fire District 9 and eventually completed Paramedic training in 1992 while she worked part-time for an ambulance service in Josephine County.
Julie has two adult children. Dustin lives in Medford with his wife Janita and their three children. Daughter Autumn lives in New York with her long term significant other, James. Julie has served on several non-profit boards and is currently the secretary of the Log Town Cemetery Association.
Carl Offenbacher, Vice President
Carl grew up in the Applegate Valley in Oregon in the ranching and farmer community. He is married to Donna, is the owner of Offenbacher Welding LLC (www.oiworks.com) and still farms his land. For the past three years he has been working in both Kuwait and Afghanistan and is currently the CWI (Certified Welding Inspector) at Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan. He is engaged in the modernization and repair of the Force Protection Cougar and Buffalo Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAPS).
Phil Moyer, Secretary/Treasurer
Phil lives in Sandy, Oregon and retired in 2011 after a 41 year career in Emergency Medical Services as a paramedic and Operations Manager. During his EMS career, Phil held several Board positions for civic and non-profit organizations in Clackamas County. He served on the Executive Boards for both North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce and Oregon Impact. He was a founding member, past president and secretary/treasurer for the East Clackamas County EMS Association. In addition he was a Council member for the City of Sandy for 8 years. He currently serves on the Sandy Fire Districts Budget Committee and is a Civil Service Commission member for the Sandy Fire District.
Phil enjoys many outdoor recreation pursuits, including hunting, fishing, hiking and golfing. He has hunted elk, deer and upland game in Wallowa County for the past 35 years in is very familiar with the country and history in the Divide Camp area. Phil and his wife Laura have been married for 32 years and have three children and one grand-son. Phil is looking forward to the opportunities and challenges fulfilling the Divide Camp mission.
Tyler Andreatta, Veteran Liaison
Tyler grew up in Medford, Oregon where he enjoyed an active life of hunting and fishing. He hunts deer, elk, waterfowl and upland game for over 25 years. His grandfather was a fishing guide on the Rogue River and he grew up with fishing as part of his daily routine. Tyler attended North Medford High School for 3 years then transferred to Crater High School where he graduated in 2004. He graduated from WyoTech – a technical school in Wyoming. After college he made the decision to join the Service Corp and follow his dream of being a Marine.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2007 and did multiple tours in a little over 5 years. He was injured in Afghanistan and went through rehab in the Portland area. He is currently employed writing technical manuals for private aircraft. He enjoys writing, fabricating and especially all “outdoor therapy”, which is where he finds joy. Tyler was the first official veteran guest at Divide Camp – before camp was “ready” for guests. His experience there gave him a heart to be part of the mission of helping others. It is an honor and a joy to have Tyler serving on our Board of Directors and working as a liaison with other veterans. He hopes to return to the Rogue Valley soon and is looking forward to spending time at camp.
Corey Watson, Veteran Liaison
Corey spent most of his childhood growing up in Wasilla, Alaska, which is where he developed a passion for the outdoors. While in High School his family moved to Bend, Oregon. After graduation he enlisted in the Marine Corp where he served from 1988-1992 as a machine gunner and a member of the Fleet Antiterrorist Team during Desert Shield/Storm. After his service in the Marine Corp he moved back to Bend and went to work for the Les Schwab Company. In November of 2008 he enlisted in the Washington Army National Guard. On January 1, 2009 he shipped out to Iraq as an Infantryman where he worked as a driver and gunner on convoy security missions. An IED blast led to a medical discharge in 2012. Corey has an awesome wife, Stacie. They have two daughters, Victoria and Samantha and a grandson Tysen. Corey first came to Divide Camp in October 2014. Struggling with some physical and ptsd problems - Corey found camp to be relaxing, beautiful and the beginning of a new mission. He left there recharged and with a strong desire to help get more veterans to camp so they can have similar experiences. He says camp is truly a place to heal your soul! He knows his life is better now and calls it an honor to serve on the Board of Directors. Corey is a super hard worker and represents Divide Camp well wherever he goes!